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What are your 12 year old girls getting as their main presents this year?

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sweetheart Fri 23-Nov-12 16:54:02

I've got plenty of stocking type ideas for dd this year but I'm really stuck with her main present. What will your dd's be getting this year please?

evilhamster Sat 24-Nov-12 23:52:50

That's why all our friends and relatives are buying her presents notso. Otherwise we really couldn't afford a thing. We were thinking about buying it outright and then not getting her anything for the next ten years. But she's looking at the refurbished Ipads on Apple (basically as good as new but so much cheaper) and says if we have to lend her any money she'll pay for it back, which she normally does.

I forgot. She wants those red converses which all her friends have and she nearly dies when she walks past a shop with them in. And some skinny jeans (only she wants the super-skinny ones which always seem to be the same but more expensive) and possibly a new PE bag. She'll get the converses, but nothing else unless a very loving relative dares to enter Hollister, and possibly the jeans.

You're getting rats too? I love rats so much pumpkinsweetie. They're so intelligent!

hoodoo12345 Sun 25-Nov-12 12:17:55

Nexus 7.

sunmoonstarstoo Sun 25-Nov-12 12:41:51

Dd aged 11.5 is getting curling tongs, a jewellery stand, Guinness book of records, books, nail varnish, school bag, cat cushion, a coin counting money box, onesie, money (some of these from relatives).

sweetheart Sun 25-Nov-12 15:42:27

Oh deary me, there are lots of lovely things here but none of them are suitable! Some because she already has them or we have tam as a family etc and ome are just not her thing.

I am SO stuck!

VivaLeBeaver Sun 25-Nov-12 15:46:41


mrssmooth Sun 25-Nov-12 15:58:35

Mine's getting a hairdryer. Struggling to think about what to get for her and the other 2 dds as none of them actually "want" anything! Lots of bits and pieces I suspect. I'm going to get her a hot water bottle with a cute cover (well, I'll get all three of them one, but mainly it's for dd1 as I remember how much it helped me with period pain ... she hasn't started yet, but I don't think it's long in coming now!) It's really hard, isn't it?! (Not helped by her birthday being in less than 2 weeks' time!) Good luck in your search!

sunmoonstarstoo Sun 25-Nov-12 16:36:05

Does she like making things? There are some great craft kits out there. Klutz do good ones, there are also the "Make your own lip balm/soap/candles/bouncy balls" kits. Or a Learn to Knit set?

What are her hobbies? Does she play with anything still? Would she like tickets to a show? A room makeover? (My daughter would love this but it's too expensive at the moment.)

Earlybird Sun 25-Nov-12 16:39:51

DD has also asked for the latest Wii 'Let's Dance' game. And some of her friends are evidently asking for the new Wii console (think it is called Wii U, or some such).

OP - what about a camera, sewing machine, or phone? What are your dd's interests and/or hobbies?

sweetheart Sun 25-Nov-12 18:40:09

My dd is quite a tom boy, she plays lots of sport and spends lots of time outside playing with friends. She already has a phone on contract which she pays for, an Xbox, we have a family Wii and iPad. She has an iPod, music player and tv / DVD in her room which was recently decorated. She's not really into and bands or shows so tickets are out. Because she is quite sporty and outdoorsy she already has a decent bike etc.

She's not really into her appearance and isn't fussed by fashion, makeup, hair etc.

See what a pain in the bum she is wink

ScaredySquirrel Sun 25-Nov-12 19:24:54

mine wants uggs (I'm getting them sent from Australia I think) and I'm getting her a docking station. Other than that, it's stationery, she;s getting a flip camera from relatives (she loves making little films) and she wants money as she's saving up for a laptop.

she would love a kindle too, but she keeps breaking them.

her favourite thing in the world is her iPhone (really my old one).

VivaLeBeaver Sun 25-Nov-12 19:27:16

How about this.

animation studio

HappyTurquoise Sun 25-Nov-12 19:32:13

Was considering one of the bat detectors for Mr Turquoise but asked what he thought and he said he wants one that is two way which converts our speech into bat noises. hmm Not for this Christmas then.

sweetheart Sun 25-Nov-12 19:36:29

She's not very creative so I don't think she be fussed by that animation thing.

Oodthunkit Sun 25-Nov-12 20:14:25

£50 to spend on kindle books. She wanted and iPod touch and I was going to give her £50 towards one( xh doing the same) but xh is now buying it.

sweetheart Sun 25-Nov-12 21:14:39

I did find some good activity days for her like canoeing etc but I've just asked her and she says she'd rather have something to use or play with on Christmas day than getting an activity or experience type gift. confused

twolittledarlings Sun 25-Nov-12 23:30:58

My dd will be 11 on Xmas eve, she's getting an camera and iPad mini as the main presents.

Others are 5 boxes of 1000 pcs puzzle -just found out she like them.
2 boxes of sequin arts -Westie and dolphin kit
3 annuals
3 books of Fashion Angels
Clock alarm iPod dock
2 woodcraft kits from Amazon
Moshi stuff
Hair accessories

Her sister who will be 9 on 19th Dec. is getting the same stuff too

Also, both is sharing a

Ravenburger puzzlestore
Nbitz game
Bop it new one
50 books of 20 horrible histories, 20 horrible science and 10 murderous maths

rockinhippy Mon 26-Nov-12 00:10:54

I'm having the same problem with my 10 yr old - she is very grown up for her age & has just had a birthday where she got a guitar, clothes & blackberry from us & others.

She totally grown out of toys, has plenty of arts & craft stuff , TV, household iPad etc so this year it's proving really really difficult - the ONLY thing on her list so far is a Lipstick mirror for her newly decorated room - but she wants a lime green one, which so far doesn't seem to existhmm & she loves books, but is very fussy about what she reads at the moment, so not sure I could safely choose for her - same if we bought her more clothes or shoes, she's a nightmare to shop for - her GPs are looking at paying guitar lessons for her

Though I have just got her pinning stuff to a "all I want for Xmas" board on Pinterest, so I'm hopeful for my ideas that way - would that be an idea for you to try sweet ??

I am liking the look of the Animation studio though Viva she's very arty so that's something I think she would enjoy - I now just need to find out if its compatible with our computer - we are on MAC mini, which isn't listed on the ad

I had also thought of looking at metal detectors, she loves beach combing for sea glass, but I'm not sure - she is so fickle it's unrealconfused fingers crossed her pinning on Pinterest brings results

sweetheart Tue 27-Nov-12 11:30:55

Well for anyone still struggling a couple more ideas - it's looks like we'll be going with either a Unicycle or canoeing lessons.

MadameCastafiore Tue 27-Nov-12 11:35:15

I just order DD a hair waving thing from boots - was £80 reduced to £37 which I thought was fab and all the write ups are really good for it.

Snog Tue 27-Nov-12 19:10:50

ooh more info on the hair thing please!!

MadameCastafiore Tue 27-Nov-12 20:28:51

here you go.

Snog Wed 28-Nov-12 19:08:02


KateF Wed 28-Nov-12 19:16:28

dd1 was 13 a few weeks ago and is getting Converse All Stars and some spending money as her main present. She's very into performing arts and for her birthday I got tickets to "Wicked" which she loved - would tickets to something be an idea?
dd2 is 11 and is getting a portable DVD player and dd3 (8) is getting a keyboard as she wants to start piano lessons next term.
They all have some other smaller gifts and a stocking and will get main presents from their father as well so I think they'll do alright.

Marne Wed 28-Nov-12 19:19:33

DSD asked for a i-pad but she's getting a tablet instead (had to explain that £100 ws the max i was spending and she was ok with that), also got her some smellies, socks, giant cup cake mould and butterfly icing cutters (as she keeps pinching mine) and a fake cath kidston hand bag.

singingmum Wed 28-Nov-12 19:31:32

My 12yr old dd is hoping for a 3dsxl as her ds is now starting to fall apart as she's worn it out so she'll prob be havuing one.
She's difficult as well as she's into unusual stuff like skulls etc. In the past she's had an anatomy model, a skeleton(plastic were not quite that weird), an ear model and eyeball that she had to build.
She's also hoping for some converse but the prices are nasty, and she wants some hell bunny clothing which can be a pain to find that's fit.

What about a sport experience like a tour of a footie stadium or something like that.

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